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I feel like I don't have enough options when reviewing low quality posts

First off, you should always seriously consider skipping, especially if you know nothing about the property in question. Skipping isn't the mark of failure, it's simply a way of saying that you ...
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Why is there no Review audit on Scifi & Fantasy Stack Exchange?

I can't answer for the administrators who set up the review audit system, but I suspect it has to do with the fact that this site is small enough that review audits aren't really necessary.1 There is ...
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Why can't I review posts anymore?

In that dialog, you are expected to do something to the post you're reviewing. You have all the same options you do when looking at a post outside review, and once you do, the review is considered "...
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A plea for action

Disclaimer: this answer may contain some personal biases, as I'm an active reviewer myself. But I'll try to make clear where I'm speaking as a moderator and where I'm just voicing my own opinions as a ...
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Sudden surge of late answers?

They made a change based on a Feature Request on Meta.SE. All sites are affected. Can we raise the bar for reputation for late answers to bypass the review queue? The feature request was accepted and ...
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Have my review permissions been revoked?

Yes, your review privileges have been temporarily revoked. This is not a bug. Review bans are one of the tools available to moderators to combat robo-reviewing, when a particular user has a track ...
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Why do old posts show up in the First Posts queue?

That user has posted two questions and no answers on this site. The first question (call it post A) was not the one from the linked review (post B). Post A was deleted earlier today, leaving post B as ...
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Why are the review queues always empty?

Review queues aren't necessarily involved with (diamond) moderators at all: the whole review process can pass by without needing diamond moderator involvement. The review queues are all about normal ...
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As a user who is new to the review process, is there a best-practice guide for reviewing first-posts/late-answers?

Firstly, thank you for taking the time to post this! It's rare to see such a conscientious reviewer, and much appreciated. I hope you'll be more active in the review queues in the future! There's a ...
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Why was I asked to review "a first post"? What are the consequences for ignoring the task?

Why exactly am I asked to do that? You're seeing the queue and being asked to review new questions because you have more the 500 rep. After 500 rep there is an assumption that you would have a firm ...
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Should we edit bad answers for grammar?

It's never a bad thing to edit a post for grammar. In some cases, you may be wasting your own free time, but that's your choice. In the typical case, you clean up the grammar on a bad answer and it ...
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Why doesn't this question show up in the review queue for Close Votes?

The vote wasn’t there long enough As discussed on the main meta: The default delay is… 15 minutes. No review tasks for the Close or Reopen queues will be created until the oldest pending close ...
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How much should one edit an edit?

If an edit has improved the question but left more improvement still to be done, then by all means go ahead and do that improvement - just as you would have done if you'd come across the question ...
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Are edits supposed to add information/content to an answer?

Yes, adding information is fine (if it’s not too much at once). Quoting from the Help Centre on editing: When should I edit posts? Any time you feel you can make the post better, and are inclined to ...
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What is "Robo-reviewing"?

It probably means that you have been found to be approving edits containing content copied straight from other sources, most likely Wikipedia, too easy, almost automatically ('robotically'). This ...
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Why can't I review posts anymore?

Why can't I review posts anymore? Because your review privileges have been temporarily revoked, due to a series of bad reviews. 56 of your 57 First Posts reviews have been "No Action Needed", which ...
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What is a review in Science Fiction and Fantasy?

See What are the review queues, and how do they work? on Main Meta (the Stack Exchange network-wide meta site). The review queues work pretty much the same on Science Fiction & Fantasy as on any ...
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Should we edit bad answers for grammar?

Since we edit questions for grammar, I think it is fine to edit an answer for the same reason. I did that to an answer to one of my questions yesterday to correct spelling.
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Can you see your own questions or answers in a review queue?

You can't review your own posts/actions, and they won't appear for you as you browse the review queue. But you can check their status if you have a direct link to the review item. As Null mentioned, ...
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Is there a place where to find examples of questions that should be closed?

First off, congrats on 3k, and thanks a lot for asking that question - it's nice to see people wanting to review effectively and seriously :) As this is SFF's meta, I'm going to try and wrap up a "...
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Is there a place where to find examples of questions that should be closed?

Not really, your best bet is the main meta post that Jenayah already linked. For examples, you could always look through the list of closed questions (closed:yes) but that is tedious and not exactly ...
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Why was I asked to review "a first post"? What are the consequences for ignoring the task?

The other answer does a good job of covering this in the basics and I don't want to repeat that information here but it has missed a couple of points that are worth mentioning. The notification that ...
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Editing proposed changes

The general rule of thumb is that an edit should improve the post in some fashion, either by clarifying the answer, adding additional relevant information or improving the readability. For example, ...
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How is question quality determined, for review etc?

Post quality seems to be defined according to the criteria in this main meta post: Heuristics for detecting a bad answer? Word checks contains word "help" contains word "test" or ...
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Sudden surge of late answers?

The reason the bar was raised is as follows: Under the old system, the bar for "Late Answers" was lower than the bar for posting comments. This means that relatively new users were posting ...
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Close vote review queue: let me see the answers on a review question

This is apparently such a popular request, that someone has written a client-side script to implement it. From an answer to this existing meta question: Update: Stack Overflow Unofficial Patch v1....
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Should we edit bad answers for grammar?

This subject just came up on meta.so today as well. I haven't seen full confirmation of this, but this answer mentions an important point if it's true. According to their (not a mod/staff) statement,...
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A plea for action

It would confuse people to run these queues differently than the rest of SE/SO NAN is generally the idea that the post doesn't need any moderation action (edits, flags, comments, etc). SFF is a bit ...
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Should we edit bad answers for grammar?

If the grammar / grasp of English is especially poor, I'll generally edit an answer if it helps. But if after editing, the answer would still be so poor as to not answer the question at all, I wouldn'...
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